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Coffee Cake

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Serves 8

This delicious coffee cake is great for all occasions and tastes AMAZING! It is simple and easy to make!

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  • 150g caster sugar
  • 150g butter or margarine
  • 3 eggs
  • 150g self raising flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp hot water
  • 1 tbsp instant coffee (add more if you like it strong)
  • For The Icing
  • 225g icing sugar
  • 100g butter or margarine
  • 1 1/2 tbsp instant coffee
  • 1 tbsp hot water
  • Strawberry jam (optional)


    1. Preheat the oven at 160C, 325 F,gas 3.Baseline and grease two equally sized sandwich tins. Add the sugar and the butter to a bowl and whisk until very fluffy and a pale cream.
    2. Wisk the eggs in a mug with a fork and then add them gradually to the mixture with 1 tbsp of flour each time. Make sure you don't use all the flour.
    3. Add the rest of the flour and the baking powder to the mixture and fold it in gently.
    4. Dissolve the coffee in the boiling water and add to the mixture still folding. Divide into the sandwich tins and cook for 30 minutes
    5. Meanwhile Cream the butter and the icing sugar until light and fluffy. Dissolve the coffee in boiling water, making sure you don't add too much water or the icing will be runny and add it to the butter and icing sugar. Whisk and leave in the fridge until the cake is done.
    6. Once the cakes are done and have been put onto plates spread the icing on the bottom of one of the cakes (leaving around half of the icing for the top) and spread the strawberry jam ont the bottom of the other. Spread the remainig icing ontop of the cake. decorate with cherries or walnuts. ENJOY!

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Comments (118)

lauren3005's picture

I made this cake for mothers day without the jam and topped it with coffee fondant icing everyone loved it and im being hasselled to make another one.thumbs up from me x

lonearz's picture

This is a lovely recipe! It's become a favourite. I included Jam. It complemented the coffee flavour cake very well.

judithlandgrebe's picture

My 8 year old made this with a little help from me. it was easy and delicious.

nannyjan's picture

would this recipe be firm enough to cover with fondant do you think?

ladyinred1100's picture

Hi. I always trust this site for recipes Lovely cake recipe,but jam with coffee I do not like Sorry. Also would it be possible to put latest comments first please instead of the other way round. Many thanks

harrywil's picture

just taken mine out of the oven and unfortunatly it hasnt risen very well, never mind sure it will taste gr8, im gonna leave the jam out 2

proofofthepudding's picture

A picture would be nice...going to make it (the cake) next time I break out the baking tins...

caw955's picture

First cake I've made. It worked.

daisydiff's picture

loving the mixture not even cooked i am weird like that!! Very easy to make i am a chid 11 years old and i can make it witout any help!! xxxx

Scramblingeggs's picture

loverly cake .... have to admit didnt add the jam though!

yummymummy31's picture

This is absolutely delicious! Definately in my top 10 cakes. Will be making again and again. I added walnuts into the mix and put some on top of the icing. Thank you for the recipe, so glad I found it!

stephski86's picture

Made this as the first time I ever baked a cake! It turned out perfectly and no one could believe I had never baked a cake before! It did help though that I have a silicon cake tin and a fan oven :)

lisah9472's picture

contemplating making this cake but am concerned about using self raising flour and baking powder together. will it not just fizz out of tin when baked??

zoesurvivor's picture

I made this cake for my partners work, a little worried about what people would think of my baking went down an absolute storm, they even asked if I could come in and show the onsite chef how it was done!

I left out the jam but may try it next time

kathybak's picture

I've just looked at the recipe for Coffee cake and am surprised at the number of spelling mistakes in the recipe. Surely on a BBC site somebody should be checking the punctuation and spelling of items put on??????

If you haven't got anybody to do this, I'm available and my rates are very good.

It has to be better than letting the public see this site with these mistakes - not good publicity for the BBC.

lilmssquirrel's picture

One of the most popular cakes I've made although I'm not convinced about putting jam in it :o)

katylouisesmith's picture

Excellent! I made this cake last minute before work as I had forgotten to make it the night before. Very easy, and tasted great!

shalla's picture

Amazing cake!! I have never baked a cake from scratch before. This is my first time and it turned out awesome. I didn't use the icing; and still, it was too good :))

Thanks for sharing!!

louharriss's picture

Made this cake this morning for my husbands birthday....very easy to make & tasted lovely!!

louharriss's picture

Made this cake this morning for my husbands birthday....very easy to make & tasted lovely!!


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